Brand Focus – Maybelline

Whether a brand is high-end or not they all seem to have products that are a bit hit and miss, I tend to stick to certain brands for certain things but one drug-store brand that really impresses me is Maybelline. An affordable high-street brand, they have a lot of variety with their products and it’s a brand that I have been very loyal too.

I actually first started using Maybelline when I was in school and I was obsessed with their Dream Matte Mouse which is totally alien to me now as I have dry skin and I wouldn’t dare go near it but I used it straight for about 2 years growing up. I then moved on to their now discontinued Wonder Finish Foundation, I loved that stuff. As base products go, I haven’t really experimented too much since the Wonder Finish days but I do love their Instant Age Rewind Concealer  and have used two already. It’s great for covering up dark circles and redness without appearing cakey.

I also have been an avid lover of their mascaras, if I’m after a new mascara I don’t hesitate I head straight to the Maybelline stand. My favourite one being their Big Eyes Waterproof Mascara, it’s just brilliant at holding a curl in my stubborn lashes.

Apart from mascaras, other eye products that impress me are their Colour Tattoos, these being one of my favourite cream products and I am obsessed with the new-ish The Nudes Palette, it has every shade you would need for a subtle brown smoky eye and I can’t wait for The Blushed Nudes palette to be released over here. The pigmentation is brilliant and they blend so well, a great product for just under £10.

Now a post entirely dedicated to Maybelline wouldn’t be complete without the mention of two more products, the SuperStay 7 Day Nail Polishes  and BabyLips. I sound like a broken record when it comes to the polishes but they are honestly the best nail brand I have tried so far, they even beat Essie – bold statement! My favourite shades being Nude RosePink in the ParkSun Kissed and the stunning Uptown Blue.

The Maybelline BabyLips Lip Balms are probably my second most favourite product line from the brand, after the nail polishes of course. I own pretty much every single colour that is available in this country, a tad scary I know but I love how convenient they are to apply, they smell amazing and they leave my lips so soft, the packaging is also so cute. My favourite balms are Hydrate, Melon Mania and Dr Rescue Pink Me Up.

Are you a fan of Maybelline? Which products are your favourite?